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Jews in the Land of Disney: Jews in the Land of Disney Joe Goldovitz - From cranberry farmer to Jewish spiritual leader, but always a musician

 

January 15, 2021

Joe Goldovitz

When Joe Goldovitz learned to play the piano at an early age, he didn't realize that music would be the consistent thread that kept him going in more ways than one can imagine.

Goldovitz's father was Jewish, his mother Roman Catholic. Born in Portland, Maine, he was accepted into the Jewish faith at his bris by an Orthodox Bet Din. Goldovitz was six months old when his father passed away.

"We were living in West Palm Beach however, after my father died, my mother moved back to Dorchester, Massachusetts, to be closer to her parents and extended family who lived in the Boston area," Goldovi...



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